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My moms anniversary is coming up and I know she needs a good pair of headphones as shes getting tired of apple headphones. She's not a major music listener and mainly uses her iPhone and iPad.

She prefers, or requires in ear, although she has a pair of '06 Bose headphones.

She liked my scoche headphones but I said she deserves better if there is anything better

So what do you guys recommend I get for her in the in ear variety with a 3.5mm jack (something for PMPs and iPads basically)

I don't wanna put a price on my moms gift as that'd be pretty fed up but can you guys keep it under $200 preferably?

Thanks guys, you guys are after all the pros so I wanted to come to the best before I make a decision.
     
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if she wants to be able to make calls with the headphones, volume control, play/pause, skip track etc. Basically if she wants to iphone controls in a good set get the klipsh image s4i. they cost me 100 bucks and are great sounding buds. Stay in the ear better than any buds I have ever owned. They come with quite a few different sized buds and a nice leather carrying case. The cord is kinda long if but i use them primarly for working out or school and it hasnt been a problem yet.

they are in this link here as some of the best "iphone headphones" (number 3 on list).

http://artoftheiphone.com/2010/02/10...est-of-iphone/
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post #3 of 9
I think you might wanna take a look at this article:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...phones-on-test

I personally have the Apple In-Ear headphones and I can tell you they're not very good. Sound is avarage and they don't fit very good either. They are good for noise cancelling though, but I guess all in-ear headphones are good for that, lol.
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post #4 of 9
her music taste? does she needs the extra iPhone controls on the earphone? Does / Will she use them?
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if she wants to be able to make calls with the headphones, volume control, play/pause, skip track etc. Basically if she wants to iphone controls in a good set get the klipsh image s4i. they cost me 100 bucks and are great sounding buds. Stay in the ear better than any buds I have ever owned. They come with quite a few different sized buds and a nice leather carrying case. The cord is kinda long if but i use them primarly for working out or school and it hasnt been a problem yet.

they are in this link here as some of the best "iphone headphones" (number 3 on list).

http://artoftheiphone.com/2010/02/10...est-of-iphone/
I'll either get the Etymotic Hf2 or thee Klipsh, thanks for the help!
     
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TURBINES ALL THE WAY.




My mom likes HD201's, so she has like 3 pairs. For in-ear Headphones, Go with....turbines?
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i did extensive reading about them the klipsh are the best in the 100 dollar range. they are a tad weak on bass (compared to others) but im guessing ur mom doesnt need booming buds
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i did extensive reading about them the klipsh are the best in the 100 dollar range. they are a tad weak on bass (compared to others) but im guessing ur mom doesnt need booming buds
She doesn't really like bass now that you mention it
     
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Originally Posted by ckybam3 View Post
if she wants to be able to make calls with the headphones, volume control, play/pause, skip track etc. Basically if she wants to iphone controls in a good set get the klipsh image s4i. they cost me 100 bucks and are great sounding buds. Stay in the ear better than any buds I have ever owned. They come with quite a few different sized buds and a nice leather carrying case. The cord is kinda long if but i use them primarly for working out or school and it hasnt been a problem yet.

they are in this link here as some of the best "iphone headphones" (number 3 on list).

http://artoftheiphone.com/2010/02/10...est-of-iphone/

Darn you beat me to it, I also have a pair of S4i's and they are amazing especially with iDevices. Get these!
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